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Longest run ever! :)

Monday, January 18, 2010

Last night I ran 6 miles, which is the longest I have ever run in my life...even when I was a kid!! I ran at an overall pace of 12:10 min/mile including 5 one minute walking breaks. I am so proud of myself!!! I am training for a half-marathon in May and have been working hard at following the training program.

When I started running, I realized that cardio-wise I was doing great, my legs just had to catch up with me. I began running December 10th and my legs are doing great! I have been very careful not to overtrain, which is a tendency of mine. I have been following the 'rules' which is not adding on more than 10% of distance each week and I feel great!

I really wasn't sure I would be able to do this when I started. A friend of mine asked me to train with her and I said sure! I figured I needed a new goal and challenge since weightloss has been a slow process for me and it helps me to focus on other goals. Now, unfortunately I have surpassed my training partner so we cannot run together as much. But we are still doing recovery runs together.

Running makes me feel strong and fierce and I love it now emoticon
Thanks to Sparkpeople for helping me achieve more confidence in myself that I can do anything I set my mind to and for helping me find a healthier me!!
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    Woo HOO to your RUN!

    It sounds like you are taking carefully thought out steps toward your half marathon.

    When your heart SINGS as it sounds yours know you're on the right path!

    I keep having little thoughts in the back of my mind about kicking it up a notch and considering running on a more regular basis. Had a great experience I blogged about recently where I couldn't pacify myself with walking...just HAD to run!

    Keep SPARKING ON! :-)

    4105 days ago
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